30th July 2013

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Jennifer Dewalt's learning to code by making one website a day for 180 days →

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With zero coding experience, artist Jennifer Dewalt decided to just start coding instead of joining a web design or development class, or an interactive tutorial.

What’s the best way to learn to code? After pondering this question for way too long, I decided to JFDI. But instead of just starting aimlessly, I decided to adhere to a simple and strict structure:

  1. Build a different website every day for 180 consecutive days.
  2. Every website must be accompanied by a blog post.
  3. Any code I write must be made publicly available on GitHub (open source) so that everyone can see it.

Read in details about this “learning by doing” inspiration here…

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17th May 2013

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PayPal aims to obliterate passwords and pins from the face of the planet →

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10th May 2013

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Pinterest is, now, just easier to manage →

Pinterest’s recent redesign is intended to cut down on clutter and make the site easier to manage, without drastically changing its look. […] One of the most noticeable changes so far is Pinterest’s move to larger pins, so you get four rather than five items per row. The site looks cleaner and less overwhelming because you don’t see as many items on the screen at once.

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4th May 2013

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Instagram Introduces Photos of You Feature

Instagram has added a new feature to their photo sharing app that allows you to add people to…

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Instagram Introduces Photos of You Feature

Instagram has added a new feature to their photo sharing app that allows you to add people to…

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8th March 2013

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Facebook Unveils a Radically Redesigned News Feed »

Facebook is ready with its first major core change since the introduction of the Facebook Timeline at the end of 2011 and this time they have put their focus on revamping their news feed. “The news feed is one of the most important things we’ve built,” Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg said during a press event.

…the stories around you deserve to be displayed with more than just text. […] How we’re all sharing is changing and the news feed needs to evolve with those changes.

The newly introduced news feed will cater to users with bigger images, multiple feeds and mobile consistency. Facebook with this change has focused on developing a better mobile-friendly experience given the changing dynamics of using social media sites. Since the concept of storytelling through images has received more attention and became the last word in social-sharing experiences, Facebook has been concentrating on creating an imagecentric news feed for itself.

Along with these comes the option for users to control over how the feeds are displayed and to customize the wall as per their personal desire. The new news feed being released from today will add a newer dimension to the experience of logging on to Facebook though (for Facebook) it won’t over till the fat lady sings!

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8th March 2013

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US diplomats join social media to connect directly with people →

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6th March 2013

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The Ononeon (theon1on.com) is “not The Onion. These are all completely real. Depressing, ain’t it.” Yes. Also depressing because it’s difficult to pronounce. After all, “real is the new fake!”
If you’re still angry with The Onion for calling a kid a cunt… now, you can read news here.

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The Ononeon (theon1on.com) is “not The Onion. These are all completely real. Depressing, ain’t it.” Yes. Also depressing because it’s difficult to pronounce. After all, “real is the new fake!

If you’re still angry with The Onion for calling a kid a cunt… now, you can read news here.

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4th March 2013

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Social media and the Internet facility banned aboard Titanic II »
Well, the Titanic II is all set to embark on a brand new quest. The ocean liner, a replica of the original Olympic class RMS Titanic will have no access to any social networking site such as Twitter or Facebook or any e-mails (…hoping for the satisfaction of shocking everybody of this social media era). In an attempt to enjoy a communication-free vacation, Clive Palmer’s BLUE STAR LINE has been coordinating with China’s state-owned CSC Jinling Shipyard to recreate the dramatic journey made by the Titanic in 1912.
“It will be a chance for people to return to a different age, when there was a whole different social fabric. It’s no bad thing to take some time with your family and friends,” Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer, who has unveiled the blueprints for a successor ship to the ill-fated Titanic, said.
Of course, this time there shall be sufficient lifeboats (because you can’t call it ‘unsinkable’). The journey is scheduled to begin in late 2016 and, as if we’ve been urging this for a long time, there are already 40,000 interested persons willing to pay big bucks to enjoy every bit of this mesmerizing experience. So, if you are thinking of a modern way to renounce the world to experience the Titanic journey, here’s your chance!

justbeingseriouslysocial:

Social media and the Internet facility banned aboard Titanic II »

Well, the Titanic II is all set to embark on a brand new quest. The ocean liner, a replica of the original Olympic class RMS Titanic will have no access to any social networking site such as Twitter or Facebook or any e-mails (…hoping for the satisfaction of shocking everybody of this social media era). In an attempt to enjoy a communication-free vacation, Clive Palmer’s BLUE STAR LINE has been coordinating with China’s state-owned CSC Jinling Shipyard to recreate the dramatic journey made by the Titanic in 1912.

“It will be a chance for people to return to a different age, when there was a whole different social fabric. It’s no bad thing to take some time with your family and friends,” Australian mining tycoon Clive Palmer, who has unveiled the blueprints for a successor ship to the ill-fated Titanic, said.

Of course, this time there shall be sufficient lifeboats (because you can’t call it ‘unsinkable’). The journey is scheduled to begin in late 2016 and, as if we’ve been urging this for a long time, there are already 40,000 interested persons willing to pay big bucks to enjoy every bit of this mesmerizing experience. So, if you are thinking of a modern way to renounce the world to experience the Titanic journey, here’s your chance!

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27th February 2013

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Android vs. Apple: So just how popular is Android?

Recent data is showing Android is used to power some 42% of all consumer compute devices. That isn’t 42% of all mobile phones, but 42% of all consumer level devices including media players, tablets, Smart TV systems and of course smartphones.

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Android vs. Apple: So just how popular is Android?

Recent data is showing Android is used to power some 42% of all consumer compute devices. That isn’t 42% of all mobile phones, but 42% of all consumer level devices including media players, tablets, Smart TV systems and of course smartphones.

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26th February 2013

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Google’s search for style not yet end even after Google Glass
Since that time it was an confusing surprise the only question had been (still now) which fashion brand is going to associate with Google. Google has unveiled the first demo video of its much-anticipated Google Glass but the biggest obstacle now is getting people to use them.
Because one may ask: what does the Google Glass provide that the world hasn’t already seen? The Google Glass sports a camera with which one may capture live photos, it has Google Maps preinstalled, and it can translate one language to another. But then, a smartphone can do all of these and more. Isn’t it highly improbable and impractical that one would buy a pair of glasses just to look like a dork?

“If you look at other wearable pieces of functional technology, there’s a reason they’re not ubiquitous. There’s a reason we all make fun of someone wearing a Bluetooth or a BlackBerry holster,” said Daniella Yacobovsky, co-founder of BaubleBar, an online jewellery retailer. “Is it useful? Of course it is. Do I look like a tool? Yeah. I’m not going to wear it.”

Exactly at this point of argument Mayank Rasu on seekingalpha.com explains »

I consider Google Glass in the same league of innovations as it brings regular activities closer to our senses and makes those activities much easier and faster to execute. What would you prefer? Saying “OK Glass. Take a photo” or taking out your phone, enabling the camera, pointing and shooting? Would you like running into the room to fetch your video camera to record the first steps of your daughter or would you prefer saying “OK Glass. Record this”?

But…

As Google and other companies begin to build wearable technology like glasses and watches, an industry not known for its fashion sense is facing a new challenge — how to be stylish. […] In a sign of how acute the challenge is for Google, the company is negotiating with Warby Parker, an e-commerce start-up that sells trendy eyeglasses, to help it design more fashionable frames…

justbeingseriouslysocial:

Google’s search for style not yet end even after Google Glass

Since that time it was an confusing surprise the only question had been (still now) which fashion brand is going to associate with Google. Google has unveiled the first demo video of its much-anticipated Google Glass but the biggest obstacle now is getting people to use them.

Because one may ask: what does the Google Glass provide that the world hasn’t already seen? The Google Glass sports a camera with which one may capture live photos, it has Google Maps preinstalled, and it can translate one language to another. But then, a smartphone can do all of these and more. Isn’t it highly improbable and impractical that one would buy a pair of glasses just to look like a dork?

“If you look at other wearable pieces of functional technology, there’s a reason they’re not ubiquitous. There’s a reason we all make fun of someone wearing a Bluetooth or a BlackBerry holster,” said Daniella Yacobovsky, co-founder of BaubleBar, an online jewellery retailer. “Is it useful? Of course it is. Do I look like a tool? Yeah. I’m not going to wear it.”

Exactly at this point of argument Mayank Rasu on seekingalpha.com explains »

I consider Google Glass in the same league of innovations as it brings regular activities closer to our senses and makes those activities much easier and faster to execute. What would you prefer? Saying “OK Glass. Take a photo” or taking out your phone, enabling the camera, pointing and shooting? Would you like running into the room to fetch your video camera to record the first steps of your daughter or would you prefer saying “OK Glass. Record this”?

But…

As Google and other companies begin to build wearable technology like glasses and watches, an industry not known for its fashion sense is facing a new challenge — how to be stylish. […] In a sign of how acute the challenge is for Google, the company is negotiating with Warby Parker, an e-commerce start-up that sells trendy eyeglasses, to help it design more fashionable frames…

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